Investment in beach safety supports Sunshine Coast liveability

Support of lifeguards continues.

It is clear that the Sunshine Coast community love their beaches. To ensure people continue to have safe and easy access to the many beaches along our coastline, Council continues to annually invest financially in our lifesavers.

Council's Environment and Liveability Strategy identifies the link between safe access to beaches, and the liveability of the Sunshine Coast. As one of the many pieces of social infrastructure for which council has responsibility, this aspect of our lifestyle is important for our health and well-being.

But it is not just about residents. Surf Life Saving Queensland lifeguards kept a watchful eye on more than seven million visitors to the Sunshine Coast's red and yellow flags last year, saving nearly 400 lives and carrying out 262,018 warnings to beachgoers.

20 areas across the Coast were patrolled last year, from Golden Beach in the south to Coolum Beach in the north.

As of September 2020, council began patrolling our newest bathing reserve at Bokarina Beach - established due to detailed planning and council negotiations with the local developer for the area.

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